Toronto Shatters November Snowfall Records

Obliterated daily record and finished 3rd on the list of snowiest November days on record.

On the back of its warning that the Northwest Territories will suffer a “colder-than-average winter” with “more snow,” Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reports that 19.4 cm (7.64 inches) of powder fell at Pearson airport Sunday, which shattered the previous Nov. 22 record of 7.6 cm (2.99 inches) set in 2007 (solar minimum of cycle 23).

For a similarly significant amount of snowfall during the month of November you have flip the record books back 80 years, to Nov. 26, 1940, when the city saw 16.5 cm (6.5 inches). Sunday’s totals finished 3rd in the list of snowiest November days on record, behind Nov. 30, 1940, and Nov. 24, 1950.

Toronto Obliterates All-Time November Snowfall Records

Thanks to Winston Smith for this link


4 thoughts on “Toronto Shatters November Snowfall Records”

  1. Two things: one, Welcome to the Grand Solar Minimum; and two, we are entering yet one more glaciation cycle within this Pleistocene Ice Age, which has been with us for over 2.5 million years.

    • I would not get so excited about one snowfall. November 2020 turned out to be tied as the 4th warmest November recorded in Toronto since records began in 1840. In addition, daily record highs were set for the 10th and 11th of the month. When a new glacial age takes place is a wider question but this November in Toronto, and in fact in Canada in general, does not stand as evidence suggesting it will happen soon.

  2. ripper!
    nothing like major cities/airports to force them to admit the warming n low to no snow factor, is bullshit;-)

  3. As is so often the case, the article that is referenced uses misleading language. It tells us to “go back 80 years to Nov. 26, 1940” for a “similarly significant amount of snow” but then tells us that Nov. 30, 1940 and Nov. 24, 1950 had MORE snow. That is an odd way to state things. The numbers are; 11/24/1950 = 30.5cm, 11/30/1940 = 33.5cm, 11/26/1940 = 16.5cm.
    Was the 15cm (over 20cm across 2 days) on 11/17/2002, for example, not “similarly significant”? How about the 18.4cm (almost 23cm across 2 days) in the city on 11/13/1997?
    We should bear in mind that they are using airport data only which goes back to 1937 whereas the city data starts in 1840, goes up to the present and often differs from the airport. Toronto is by no means the only city for which the airport vs city distinction needs to be made especially when talking about “all time records”.
    I think the rhetoric of some of these writers needs to be kept in perspective.

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